The three men accused of murdering Shayne James have admitted their wrongdoing and are scheduled for sentencing on July 24 in the High Court before Justice Stanley John.
Ryan “Chargie” Samuels of Liberta pleaded guilty to murder while his two co-accused – Dane “Blinga” Hart of Sea View Farm and Lenroy “Ramone” Black of New Street – both pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
While awaiting sentencing, they will be on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison.
The three men stabbed Shayne James to death in the presence of his mother on May 7th 2015 while they were standing on Sea View Farm main road waiting for a bus to go to work.
Earlier, police said the killers had jumped out of a white Hyundai Accent motorcar and attacked James. His mother had tried to intervene to stop the attack, but she could not keep up with the men and her son as he ran for his life. Twenty-eight-year-old James, a father of one, was cornered near a neighbour’s house where the stabbing continued.
Emergency Medical Services later arrived and transported him to hospital where he died the same afternoon. The police had told the media back then that they had recovered the vehicle which was used in the incident along with a knife that was found at the scene.
Hours after the homicide, the police had named the men in a press statement and said they were wanted for questioning in connection with the crime. According to lawmen, the trio turned themselves in the day after the incident.